4 misconceptions in parrot Clipping Wings Among the ideas received in favor of the size of the wings, we find:
1-The size of the wings makes the bird easier to handle!
Birds that do not fly are constantly exposed to situations where they feel fearful and feel out of control. With no control over their lives, parrots often develop paranoid schizophrenic behaviors. These birds do not have the ability to trust others. This syndrome is an important factor in the development of the personality of the bird.
→ Preventing a bird from flying would limit its ability to approach.
2-A bird that does not fly will be safer!
A bird with clipped wings on a perch or high up can easily be injured by falling to the ground because it no longer has the ability to control its landing. In addition, it risks being trampled or attacked by other animals in the house (cats, dogs, etc.).
Whereas a bird which has never been deprived of these wings and which has always flown, can in a few minutes spot the dangers of the house. The flight allows the bird to escape at the slightest suspicion of danger and therefore to feel free to these movements to get to safety.
→ Preventing a bird from flying would limit its ability to withdraw from danger.
3-A bird that does not fly can go outside without the risk of it escaping!
A bird, even with its wings clipped, can take flight. At the slightest suspicion of danger, it can jump to perch in height and go further, without being able to catch up with it.
Know that most escaped birds are birds with clipped wings.
→ Keeping a bird from flying will not guarantee that it will not escape.
4-Birds are incapable of learning not to run into windows and walls!
All young birds collide in walls and windows, but not forever. Baby birds that fly learn very quickly. You just need to watch them and take some precautions, like putting curtains to cover the windows.
Birds that have had their wings trimmed during their sensitive period of brain development do not develop motor coordination of flight.
These “disabled” parrots are generally incapable of having the reflex to avoid obstacles and perpetuate the myth that parrots are stupid to learn to fly in a house. This lack of coordination causes many people to have an instinctive reaction to cut their wings even further and make the problem worse.
→ Preventing a bird from flying would limit its motor coordination capacity in flight.